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Kenny Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 380 students

 

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Posted September 27, 2012

I have a kindergartener this year at Kenny. First Kenny wasn't my first choice but when I had been refused to my first choice school, I decided to check it out (just in case, as we were almost signed up to a private school). I love it! I am so grateful we sign up our daughter there. It is truly a commuty school. We have been there for less than a month and already know so many families. Our daughter really love to go to school and it is great that we realized that most families are from our neighborhood. Remember that when you choose a school, you not only choosing a school for you child but you are choosing your friends for the next 5/6 years!!! I can tell you already that we are delighted by our choice! Go and visit the school!!!! talk to parents...you will love it too!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2011

I love this school! It is a small school, which really helped my son. He had gotten lost at his previous school and fell really far behind. He came into Kenny in the second grade below average in just about everything. He left third grade above average in it all!! His teacher was right on top of him and called me whenever there was a concern and something to celebrate! The principal is always out and about walking and greeting everyone. I can't find one negative thing to say about this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2009

Caring teachers, highly involved parents. Great small school atmosphere where everyone knows each kid and family. Test scores went up last year! Have sent all 3 of my children here and they all loved this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2008

I have two children at Kenny. The staff are amazing! Because it is a smaller school, the class sizes a smaller. There are always TA's and assistants to help teachers out. We are so lucky to be here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 26, 2007

My daughter is in Kindergarten @ Kenny and I couldn't be happier with the experience so far. She is eager to get there and reluctant to leave. Every interaction that I've had with the staff has been wonderful. The ecological/environmental focus is a great bonus!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2007

This school is wonderful! My three children thrive! We have been at three different schools & this is definitely the best one! The teachers are great & make learning fun & exciting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2007

This is just the best school. Our son is in kindergarten and he is thriving. I have regular interactions with his teachers who keep us in the loop on how he is doing and what is going on in the classroom. Plus the school community is wonderful. The parents and teachers are very involved, and there are lots of family events. Kenny also has the most beautiful campus of any school I have seen. The gardens are amazing and provide students with an opportunity to interact with the natural world and get a hands on education. If you like a small school with high academic standards and a caring, welcoming environment I could not recommend this school more!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2006

I have a daughter attending Kindergarten at Kenny. We love Kenny! The teachers at Kenny are passionate about their work, the school and getting involved with the parents and the students at many levels. Kenny school is small -just the perfect size and has a warm, caring, and forward thinking environment. As the saying goes...'Great things come in small packages' - that is our Kenny Elementary Community School! -Angela Amundson
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2004

We have two children in Kenny Community School. The small school has been an excellent environment for our children to learn and build close relationships. Parent involvement / volunteerism is high. We've had great relationships with each teacher through the years. Schedule a tour with the office find out what makes Kenny special.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2010.

43 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2010.

45 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
45%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2010.

35 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
43%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students88%
Female90%
Male85%
Black91%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Economically non-disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant88%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students72%
Female74%
Male70%
Black42%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Economically non-disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant72%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students78%
Female78%
Male77%
Black56%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Economically non-disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
66%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students72%
Female84%
Male64%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Economically non-disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant72%

Reading

All Students73%
Female72%
Male74%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Economically non-disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant73%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students80%
Female79%
Male82%
Black62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Economically non-disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant80%

Reading

All Students55%
Female58%
Male52%
Black14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Economically non-disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant55%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students54%
Female68%
Male38%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Economically non-disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant54%

Reading

All Students56%
Female68%
Male42%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Economically non-disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant56%

Science

All Students57%
Female63%
Male50%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Economically non-disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant57%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 54% 74%
Black 32% 9%
Hispanic 5% 7%
Asian 4% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Bill Gibbs
Fax number
  • (612) 668-3350

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5720 Emerson Ave South
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